Head-on collision in Florida kills two and critically injures one

Last updated Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

Head-on collision in Florida kills two and critically injures one

Manatee county was witness to a tragic head-on collision in Florida on Monday, December 26 that claimed the lives of two people, Florida Highway Patrol announced. 

The fatal crash occurred when a sedan, traveling west on SR 62, drove into the eastbound lane in an attempt to pass westbound traffic and crashed head-on into an oncoming car.

The westbound sedan toppled, while the second car swerved into the side of the road – killing its passenger. 

The driver of the sedan was also pronounced dead. There has been no information released regarding the condition of the other driver. 

A detailed investigation by the Traffic Homicide Unit of Florida Highway Patrol is underway into the fatal crash. 

Our deepest condolences go out to the bereaved families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the injured for a speedy recovery.

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The head-on collision in Florida did not need to happen

Ultimately, the only way to prevent yourself from being involved in a tragic traffic accident is to drive safely and be alert to oncoming traffic.

The state of Florida is no stranger to tragic accidents: in 2021, there were 401,533 accidents in the state, about 1,100 accidents per day. Accordingly, Florida traffic accidents caused roughly 449 injuries every day in 2021.

The only way to prevent accidents like these is to follow safe driving practices. Here are some basic safety guidelines to follow in order to stay safe and avoid legal hassles:

  1. Drive sober
  2. Keep your seatbelt on at all times
  3. Avoid rushing when driving
  4. When driving, do not use your smartphone
  5. Keep an eye out for signals and road crossings
  6. Stay in your lane

You may be eligible for compensation 

It is devastating to lose a loved one in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver.

Words cannot express how painful it is to lose a family member due to the negligence of another. Hopefully, you will never have to go through a situation like this, but in the event that you do, Rebein Law’s experienced wrongful death lawyers in Tampa can help you get the compensation your family rightfully deserves.

Call or Text us at (813) 544-4225 today for a private case evaluation.

Note: Secondary sources were used in the creation of this post. Our team has not independently verified the facts surrounding this accident. If any information is not correct, please contact Rebein Law so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is to inform our readers about the dangers of driving and to provide information for people who are injured in an accident in Florida. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.


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